SHANGHAI, China, Aug 17, 2022 — WuXi Biologics (“WuXi Bio”) (2269.HK), a global leading Contract Research, Development and Manufacturing Organization (CRDMO), announced today that it has once again been selected as a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series, and is the only healthcare-sector company among the top 10 constituents in the emerging market category.
Created by the global index and data provider FTSE Russell, which is wholly owned by the London Stock Exchange Group, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices. Inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series is based on independent analysis of data from over 7,200 securities in 47 developed and emerging markets. This year, WuXi Biologics significantly improved its overall ESG score, as well as its score on each of the three ESG pillars.
Among the ESG efforts, WuXi Biologics has undertaken a firm commitment to decarbonization and a goal of reducing Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG emissions intensity by 50% by 2030 from a 2020 base year. The company decreased its GHG emissions intensity significantly over the last three years, while also continuously improving its overall energy efficiency. In 2022, WuXi Biologics rolled out projects for promotion of renewable energy – such as solar power – throughout multiple China sites and has worked methodically to implement programs to reduce its environmental footprint at all its global sites. In addition, WuXi Biologics is also committed to driving green upgrades at all levels of its supply chain. The company is collaborating with its strategic supply chain partners to identify opportunities for accelerating efforts in support of long-term sustainability goals.
“We are very pleased that WuXi Biologics has once again been recognized for inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series,” said Chris Chen, CEO of WuXi Biologics. “ESG is regarded as the cornerstone of our sustainable corporate development – aligning directly with our vision and mission – and we take great pride in being responsible stewards of the global environment, while working with global partners to promote sustainable development worldwide. We are committed to delivering a stronger ESG performance for all stakeholders and for the greater good of society.”
About WuXi Biologics
WuXi Biologics (stock code: 2269.HK) is a global leading Contract Research, Development and Manufacturing Organization (CRDMO) offering end-to-end solutions that enable partners to discover, develop and manufacture biologics from concept to commercialization for the benefit of patients worldwide.
With over 10,000 skilled employees in China, the United States, Ireland, Germany and Singapore, WuXi Biologics leverages its technologies and expertise to provide customers with efficient and cost-effective biologics discovery, development and manufacturing solutions. As of April 30, 2022, WuXi Biologics is supporting 526 integrated client projects, including nine in commercial manufacturing.
WuXi Biologics views Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) responsibilities as an integral component of our ethos and business strategy, and we aim to become an ESG leader in the biologics CRDMO sector. Our facilities use next-generation biomanufacturing technologies and clean energy sources. We have also established an ESG committee led by our CEO to steer the comprehensive ESG strategy and its implementation, enhancing our commitment to sustainability. For more information about WuXi Biologics, please visit: www.wuxibiologics.com.